Today we drove from the capital city, Sofia, to a little north to Pleven, Bulgaria.
The scenery was spectacular. It truly is a beautiful country.
With lots of mountains. And tunnels galore.
I was last in Bulgaria in 1993. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever imagine that God would bring me back here.
For such a time as this.
I am so blessed to have another adoptive mom with me this week. Her little lovie is apparently on the same floor as our Hasya. It’s nice to have some company. The hotel we’re staying in is in the downtown area of Pleven. It’s quaint–and very European.
With lots of little café’s.
And the most magnificent architecture.
I have come to the conclusion that I could quite easily live here in this little area.
I have a thing for color. The brighter, the better! The colors here are glorious.
I could paint the outside of my house any color of the rainbow.
And the neighbors wouldn’t care.
Goodness, it’s been such an emotional week for me. I still get all teary every time I think of my precious boy, Kael, lying in his crib right at this moment. How that child has captured my heart! His pictures make me smile and cry at the same time. The day when we can finally bring him home cannot come one day too soon!
But tomorrow…oh, tomorrow!
Tomorrow I will finally get to hold the tiny little one who started us on this journey.
The sweet little angel whom we totally fell in love with.
Tomorrow I will finally be able to hold the little girl who has held on for dear life for 14 long years….just waiting for her redemption!
The one God whispered to our hearts…
“This one. This one is yours!”
Tomorrow I will get to hold our beautiful Hasya in my arms. Oh my!
What will she look like?
Has she really gained the weight they say she has?
Will she even be able to tolerate being held?
What kind of condition will she be in?
So many questions going through my mind as I sit here in the Bulgarian evening. I don’t have any idea what I will find as I walk into that orphanage tomorrow.
But there is one thing that I know with absolute certainty….
My God is a good God! Only He can breathe NEW LIFE into her fragile body. Only He can restore unto her EVERYTHING which the locusts have eaten over the past 14 years.
Of this I am positive…
He who has sustained Hasya on this earth is about to do a NEW THING.
“Behold! I am doing a new thing,” says the Lord. Isaiah 43:19
My arms are ready to do some major loving.
And my heart is expectant–ready and willing to take my Jesus with me into that place tomorrow.